Arts briefs 2/5/18

Elton John will be coming to the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Monday, Oct. 15, during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. This will be the last tour of his musical career, so if you’ve ever wanted to see him perform live, this is the time.  

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Documenting resistance: Standing Rock photography installment highlights national movement, discussion

Starting in 2016, demonstrated resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline running through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been vibrant. Journalist Levi Rickert has captured the reactions of on-site confrontations and marches around the U.S. in more than 1,500 photographs, many of which are currently featured in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s newest Exhibition Space installment.  

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Arts briefs 1/29/18

Judy Collins, award-winning singer and songwriter, will be coming to St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Feb. 1.  Tickets are on sale for $45 and $55 and can be purchased by calling the St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or online at www.scmc-online.org.

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New York artist's Great Lakes paintings on display at Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Great Lakes, which constitute the largest body of fresh water in the world, are one aspect of the Michigan environment that makes it unique. Alexis Rockman, an artist from New York, has visited the Great Lakes and studied them over a number of years, producing paintings he hopes will initiate discussion on the importance of the Great Lakes for many ecosystems, as well as how they are threatened by climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl. Rockman’s project, “The Great Lakes Cycle,” will be on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) until Sunday, April 29.  

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Arts briefs 1/22/18

The Muskegon Museum of Art will be opening its annual “Art Talks Back” poetry competition on Thursday, Jan. 25, and will be accepting submissions through Thursday, Mar. 29. 

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Comedian Jim Norton to perform in Grand Rapids

Once the chaos of the holidays settles down and mid-January hits, many people feel at a loss for fun things to do. For those who need a little bit of a boost on a dull winter day or just a break from their studies, comedian and podcast host Jim Norton will be coming to 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

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